"The Portlandian" - November 12, 2012 edition

"The Portlandian" - November 12, 2012 edition

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The Portlandian, the Internet's premier source of Tonya News

November 12, 2012 Edition - ANNUAL TONYA BIRTHDAY ISSUE
(C) 2012 Portland Ice Skating Society
http://www.pdxiss.org
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Yes, it's that time of year again! Tonya turns the ripe old age
of 42 today. Doesn't time fly when you're having fun?

As you will have guessed by the paucity of Tonya news this year,
our lady hasn't been up to much in the way of public activities
lately. She's obviously got her hands full with little Gordon!
Linda Lewis, Tonya's godmother & agent, tells us "Tonya is very
happy with her new life as wife and Mother! Gordon is getting
bigger everyday and is now saying a couple of words. She puts him
on the phone so he can say hi.. It takes a little coaxing, but
eventually he does say it, though mostly he likes to play with
the buttons on the phone."

Tonya continues to do commentary for TruTV's "The World's
Dumbest". Linda also informs us that Tonya has some other
projects in the works, which she can't discuss at this time.
However, we'll be the first to let you know when this stuff goes
public.

A BLAST FROM THE PAST

With not much news to report, this is obviously going to be a
fairly short issue. We do, however, have a special birthday treat
for Tonyaphiles. We have now uploaded several further issues of
"The Skater", the original Tonya fanzine that was produced by
Elaine Stamm's Portland-based fan club back in the mid '90's.
Many of these were sent to us several years ago by Joe Haran, who
was editor for most of the magazine's short lifespan, however
it's only recently that we have had the space necessary to store
these on the server in what we consider acceptable resolution,
plus some of these were photocopied by Joe from copies at the
Multnomah County Library and required a fair amount of
restoration work. We believe that nothing but the best is good
enough for our Tonya, so we'd rather take our time and do it
right.

In addition to a remastered version of August '93, we now have
the April '93, June '93 and October '93 issues available on line.
The files are in PDF format and range in size from a few hundred
kb to around 2.8 megs. There are more to come, which we hope to
have up around Christmas.

http://www.pdxiss.org/skater.htm

Here's a great chance to relive those pre-whack days when Tonya's
skating star was on the rise. Amongst the items of interest are a
report on Tonya's performance in the "Stars On Ice" show in
Plymouth, Mass., an announcement of Tonya's role as Grand Marshal
in the annual Troutdale parade, an upcoming speech to young
Rotarians, a performance in Sun Valley Idaho and her preparations
for Lillehammer. A Vietnam veteran tells of how seeing Tonya
skate motivated him to get his life back on track. We're also
told how Tonya designed a skating costume for a Barbie doll as a
Christmas tree ornament for a Portland charity. Hmmm, I don't
remember seeing that reported in "The Oregonian". I wonder why...

We would like to thank Joe for generously sharing these with us.

That's all this time around. Oh, and before we forget, Happy
Birthday Tonya!!!!

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VISIT THESE GREAT TONYA WEB SITES:

PortIce - http://www.pdxiss.org
David House - http://www.tonyaharding.org
Charlie Main - http://www.charliesweb.com/tonya/tonya.html
Puppetboy - http://www.usapaul.net/tonya/
Valerie Smith - http://www.olywa.net/radu/valerie/LilHam.html
Swan Lake - http://members.tripod.com/~TonyaHarding/index.html
Blades of Gold - http://members.tripod.com/tmhfan/index.html
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"The Portlandian" - November 12, 2012 edition

Post by Chilly » Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:21:37


Quote:

> Yes, it's that time of year again! Tonya turns the ripe old age
> of 42 today. Doesn't time fly when you're having fun?

> As you will have guessed by the paucity of Tonya news this year,
> our lady hasn't been up to much in the way of public activities
> lately. She's obviously got her hands full with little Gordon!
> Linda Lewis, Tonya's godmother & agent, tells us "Tonya is very
> happy with her new life as wife and Mother! Gordon is getting
> bigger everyday and is now saying a couple of words.

When did this happen? The skating subplot of the Red
Dawn alternate history I have mentioned here has Tonya
having children, but I never knew this actually happened in
real life.

 
 
 

"The Portlandian" - November 12, 2012 edition

Post by Jeanne Dougla » Sat, 17 Nov 2012 09:18:17


Quote:



> > Yes, it's that time of year again! Tonya turns the ripe old age
> > of 42 today. Doesn't time fly when you're having fun?

> > As you will have guessed by the paucity of Tonya news this year,
> > our lady hasn't been up to much in the way of public activities
> > lately. She's obviously got her hands full with little Gordon!
> > Linda Lewis, Tonya's godmother & agent, tells us "Tonya is very
> > happy with her new life as wife and Mother! Gordon is getting
> > bigger everyday and is now saying a couple of words.

> When did this happen? The skating subplot of the Red
> Dawn alternate history I have mentioned here has Tonya
> having children, but I never knew this actually happened in
> real life.

Well, you know, when you live in a fantasy world as you do, you're going
to miss some of the facts in the real world.

--
JD

"Osama Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive."--VP Joseph Biden

 
 
 

"The Portlandian" - November 12, 2012 edition

Post by Chilly » Sat, 17 Nov 2012 10:19:04


Quote:




>> > Yes, it's that time of year again! Tonya turns the ripe old age
>> > of 42 today. Doesn't time fly when you're having fun?

>> > As you will have guessed by the paucity of Tonya news this year,
>> > our lady hasn't been up to much in the way of public activities
>> > lately. She's obviously got her hands full with little Gordon!
>> > Linda Lewis, Tonya's godmother & agent, tells us "Tonya is very
>> > happy with her new life as wife and Mother! Gordon is getting
>> > bigger everyday and is now saying a couple of words.

>> When did this happen? The skating subplot of the Red
>> Dawn alternate history I have mentioned here has Tonya
>> having children, but I never knew this actually happened in
>> real life.

> Well, you know, when you live in a fantasy world as you do, you're going
> to miss some of the facts in the real world.

As far as the figure skating subplot goes in the Red Dawn
althistory, there are quite a few skates whose biographies
get changed to fit the timeline.

What happens in the alternate timeline is that one well
known preacher, and many of his 14 children, got into
trouble for shooting off their mouths when they call the
Soviet attack on the USA "Gods punishment".

Many of them while on the run, flee to Communist
Mexico, Communist Cuba, and Commie countries
in Latin America, as well as in the rump USSR,
where their offspring become  champion skaters,
primarily for Russia, but also for Communist
Mexico and Communist Cuba.

I would like to know WHERE they get the idea,
for example that Rachael Flatt was born in
1992 instead of 1991. This alternate timeline,
with a changed biography for Rachael, also
has Rachael born in Puerto Nuevo, but I
would like to know WHERE they get the
idea she was born in 1992. She was born
on July 21, 1991, NOT July 21, 1992.

Another one which I would like to know where
they get their DOB information from is Cristina
Gao. They have her birthpace in Cuba, same
as in real life, but they make her year of birth
1994 instead of 1992. She was born in 1992,
contrary to what the Red Dawn fanfic writers
think. She was born January 7, 1992. Where
some people get the idea she was born in
1994 is beyond me.

 
 
 

"The Portlandian" - November 12, 2012 edition

Post by Jeanne Dougla » Sat, 17 Nov 2012 11:03:51


Quote:







> >> > Yes, it's that time of year again! Tonya turns the ripe old age
> >> > of 42 today. Doesn't time fly when you're having fun?

> >> > As you will have guessed by the paucity of Tonya news this year,
> >> > our lady hasn't been up to much in the way of public activities
> >> > lately. She's obviously got her hands full with little Gordon!
> >> > Linda Lewis, Tonya's godmother & agent, tells us "Tonya is very
> >> > happy with her new life as wife and Mother! Gordon is getting
> >> > bigger everyday and is now saying a couple of words.

> >> When did this happen? The skating subplot of the Red
> >> Dawn alternate history I have mentioned here has Tonya
> >> having children, but I never knew this actually happened in
> >> real life.

> > Well, you know, when you live in a fantasy world as you do, you're going
> > to miss some of the facts in the real world.

> As far as the figure skating subplot goes in the Red Dawn
> althistory, there are quite a few skates whose biographies
> get changed to fit the timeline.

> What happens in the alternate timeline is that one well
> known preacher, and many of his 14 children, got into
> trouble for shooting off their mouths when they call the
> Soviet attack on the USA "Gods punishment".

> Many of them while on the run, flee to Communist
> Mexico, Communist Cuba, and Commie countries
> in Latin America, as well as in the rump USSR,
> where their offspring become  champion skaters,
> primarily for Russia, but also for Communist
> Mexico and Communist Cuba.

> I would like to know WHERE they get the idea,
> for example that Rachael Flatt was born in
> 1992 instead of 1991. This alternate timeline,
> with a changed biography for Rachael, also
> has Rachael born in Puerto Nuevo, but I
> would like to know WHERE they get the
> idea she was born in 1992. She was born
> on July 21, 1991, NOT July 21, 1992.

They probably got that information from her own website:

<http://www.rachaelflatt.net/>

Unless you're claiming that Rachel is lying?

Quote:
> Another one which I would like to know where
> they get their DOB information from is Cristina
> Gao. They have her birthpace in Cuba, same
> as in real life, but they make her year of birth
> 1994 instead of 1992. She was born in 1992,
> contrary to what the Red Dawn fanfic writers
> think. She was born January 7, 1992. Where
> some people get the idea she was born in
> 1994 is beyond me.

They probably got that information from her own website:

<http://www.figureskatersonline.com/christinagao/profile.htm>

Unless you're calling her a liar?

--
JD

"Osama Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive."--VP Joseph Biden